"Wing girl carving done, sort of"
Hope y'all ain't sick of seeing my progress on
this carving project?
I think I am done with the girl except for some
sanding, thought I'd get a start on the main panel
I started a little but my hand is sore after holding
the RTX for 8 hours.
The girl is just sitting on top, it will be easier
for me to mostly carve the main panel before I
glue her down.
After I get the panel carved and glue her down I
will feather the bottom of the rock column into
the back panel.
Probably doesn't look like 8 more hours of carving
but all those little lines in her necklace, arm
bands, loin cloth and hair are hard for me.
Tiny bit and trying to keep it halfway straight.
I think I must be getting old too, think I am going
to have to get some glasses one of these days.
I move in close enough to see the fine details I'm
trying to carve and it gets blurry.
Back off far enough that it's clear and I'm almost
to far away to see it.
A guy stopped by the shop this afternoon while a
friend of mine was here.
The guy saw my carving laying on the bench and asked
what I used to carve that, my friend spoke up and said,
The guy said really, and I just had to play along.
I told him you have to find a board with just the
right kind of grain pattern then hit it just right
with the chainsaw to get it to break out of the wood.